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EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10 Propeller Pump

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EcoTech Marine

Ecotech Marine VorTech MP10 Propeller Pump

Designed especially for nano-reef aquariums, the MP10 from EcoTech Marine is a small yet powerful pump. The MP10 is ideal for tanks from 2.5 to 50 gallons tanks. Creates gentle flows of 200 to 1,575 gallons per hour, helping the tanks feel more like the ocean.

The MP10 shares the same award-winning technology as the MP40w and lets you take full control of the flow. With all the electrical components outside the aquarium and a variety of easy-to-program modes, the VorTech is the safest, most versatile pump on the market.

Specifications:

    Flow: 200 to 1575 gph
    Wattage: 8 to 18 watts
    Maximum Tank Thickness: 3/8"
    Appropriate Tank Size Range: 2.5 to 50 gallons
    Dimensions: Wet Side- 2.5" diameter by 1.5" long, Dry Side - 2.5" diameter by 2" long
    Clearance Needed Behind Aquarium: 2.25"

Operational Modes
    Feed Mode - Slows down your pump for 10 minutes to allow you to feed your aquarium.
    Constant Speed Mode - The pump runs at a constant speed you set based on your aquarium`s specific needs.
    Reef Crest Mode - Automatically simulates the high-energy conditions of a natural reef crest environment.
    Lagoon Mode - Automatically simulates a calmer, lagoon reef environment.
    Short Pulse Mode - Allows for wave pulse timings between 0.3 and two seconds, enabling the creation of FAST alternating flow throughout the tank.
    Long Pulse Mode - Allows for wave pulse timings of between two seconds and 60 seconds, enabling the creation of slow alternating flow throughout the tank.
    Night Mode - Enables the pump to operate for 14 hours in whichever mode is selected for the day and go back to Night Mode for 10 hours.
    Pump Disconnect - Automatically shuts down the system if the wet and dry sides become separated.



Product Manuals & Documentation

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10 Propeller Pump

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10 Propeller Pump

Additional Info 1 available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

EcoTech Marine has revolutionized the way people think about water movement in reef aquariums. Our technologically superior pumps produce unmatched broad yet gentle flow, while placing the motor outside the tank—preserving the beauty of your aquarium and enhancing the health of your aquarium ecosystem. The EcoTech leadership team consists of aquarium enthusiasts and engineers with a penchant for challenging the status quo. When EcoTech took root in the science labs of Lehigh University and University of Oklahoma, we realized there were serious differences between the native aquatic ecosystems in nature and the terrestrial habitats created in aquariums—and that little was being done to address this gap in the marketplace. Since that day, we have worked tirelessly to improve the “state of the art” to enable our customers to have the healthiest, safest and smartest aquarium possible. That’s why our products offer a wide variety of easy-to-program modes and have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by marine-biologists—making it the most versatile and life-like pump on the market.

52 Reviews

RYAN REICHARDT from RAMSEY, MN UNITED STATES

07/20/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

MP10

Small pump with decent power. I run it in a 58 gallon tank and it is strong enough on it's own to make waves. It'll make a .50 to .75 inch wave at the surface. Not bad for a tiny little pump. Fit and finish of the product is good. No loose parts, no rattles and no excessive noise. I do find the flashing light on the controller kinda annoying but it's nothing a 3x5 card with some tape can't fix. The fish and coral seem to love the flow. It replaced 2 maxi-jet 1200's and a Koralia 3. For the $175.01 sale price it's worth the bucks. I would recommend these to anyone with more than a couple powerheads in their tank. In a perfect world I would own the MP20 or MP40 but that is car payment money so the MP10 will have to do.

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DAVID MULLINS from ROCK HILL, SC UNITED STATES

07/06/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

i never thought i would do it

I didn't think I would ever spend this much money on a pump, but it is well worth it. I have it in my jbj 28, and it is perfect with flow. It replaced my maxi jet 1200, and the tank looks much nicer now. I run mine on lagoon mode near 100 percent about 4 or 5 inches from the top of the tank. It stirs up any detritus I have (barebottom), and the sps corals, lps, and softies get random, light and strong flow. Great pump!

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WILLIAM DUBOSE from DALLAS, TX

07/01/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

MP10 replaced all others

Just put the MP10 in my 34g solana! Awesome flow and replaces the two other powerheads(2 maxi 1200s). I would highly recommend this pump. Also, it is whisper quiet in reef crest mode(50%).

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Joe B from THORNTON, CO UNITED STATES

06/15/2010

Experience Level: Expert

A total improvement!

I installed my new MP10 in my 28g JBJ Nano Cube HQI. I had previously been running a Koralia 1 to supplement the stock pumps. The difference running the MP10 is unbelievable! The flow is nothing short of amazing, and the randomness associated with the various built-in modes is something no other pump can match. My dead spots are gone! Within a few days of installation, I've noticed a tremendous increase in polyp extension on all of my SPS corals, too. Color seems to be improving as well. I think my tank really needed this upgrade and I only wish I'd gotten it sooner. The price is steep, but worth it for the improvement. I do not regret this purchase at all!

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ALFRED T from FOSTER CITY, CA UNITED STATES

06/04/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Wonderful product

I was very pleased how fast and safe the product arrived. I am extremely impressed on the easy of setup as well as the performance of the pump. It certainly has the capacity to generate enough waves and flow in my 50 gallon reef tank. I love the small footprint it occupies in my tank which eliminates visual distraction in my tank and can enjoy what's really important; my corals :)

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CHRIS ROHR from COLUMBIA, MO UNITED STATES

06/04/2010

Experience Level: Expert

Simply Awesome

Perfect! was a little hesitant about the price but oh man is it worth it. i feel like even after 2 days iv noticed my corals look healthier. awesome settings. and i threw it on my 28gal nano cube and no loud noises or any type of break it. it was quieter than any pump iv ever had. if your looking to get one definitely worth it.

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Fishbulb from CAMBRIDGE, MA UNITED STATES

05/28/2010

Experience Level: Expert

A bit too loud

Interesting pump. Very cleaver, innovative, and has incredible features. I found super easy to use and very attractive inside the tank. Unfortunately, this thing is LOUD. And it's not an alignment issue because even with the wet end removed, the motor assembly is just very loud and rattles. Over all, the noise is a deal breaker for me and I'll probably go back to a standard pump. FB

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NATHEN VAN from BEAR, DE UNITED STATES

05/26/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great Pump

This is a great pump overall. I love mine and you will too!!!!!

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BENJAMIN BENNETT from BROOKVILLE, OH UNITED STATES

05/25/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

Very nice!

Great little pump with a variety of ways to program. Very pleased with every thing about it, and also at a great price!

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JeffP from UNITED STATEs

05/20/2010

Experience Level: Expert

Great Product!!!!

Got 2 of these for a 40g breeder sps dominated. And its exactly what I need for turbulent random flow. In the future I might need one more, once everything grows out. Excellent quality product!

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